Sustainable Communities is Focus of Friends of One Mile Creek Meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Join Us this Wednesday, June 19th at 6:30 p.m. at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre

An Invite to all from The Friends of One Mile Creek, a group of citizen volunteers working to  revitalize the water, wildlife and natural environment of the One Mile Creek watershed in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Posted June 18th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

Veteran conservationist and environmental consultant Jocelyn Baker is featured speaker

At the June 19 meeting of Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC), special guest speaker Jocelyn Baker will talk about building sustainable communities, using the One Mile Creek watershed plan as an example.

This is our first FOMC public meeting in several years. We’ve invited speakers to talk about the success of past conservation activities in Niagara on the Lake (NOTL) as well as building sustainable communities and current stewardship opportunities.

We’re pleased to invite Old Town residents and others interested in natural conservation to the meeting in the Mori Nursery Room at the NOTL Community Centre at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 19. (Speaker starts at 7 pm).

Jocelyn Baker, who grew up in Niagara on the Lake, has been working “hands-on” at the community level for a long time. She is an environmental consultant and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 25 years of dedicated public service experience, recognized for collaboration-based environmental outreach and education programming.

Stuart McPherson, a lead on watershed restoration at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), will also be among the speakers.

Currently, Jocelyn is the Canadian Chair of the Niagara River Binational Ramsar Designation Steering Committee, working for the Niagara Restoration Council in collaboration with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority to secure a Ramsar designation for the Niagara River.

Her early career focused on water quality improvement through the implementation of stewardship best management practices, evolving into Great Lakes remediation and restoration project management. Now she’s a full-time student at Brock University pursuing a Masters Degree in Sustainability Science through the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.

Special guest speaker Jocelyn Baker will talk about building sustainable communities, using the One Mile Creek watershed plan as an example.

Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) member Katleya Young-Chin will provide a brief history of FOMC, from the very beginning with Chautauqua Residents Association, a short synopsis of our projects (creek cleanups, planting projects) and how the One Mile Creek Watershed Study completed by Niagara Penninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) lead to the creation of the Landowner Stewardship Guide. We will have copies of the guides available at the meeting.

Stuart McPherson, Restoration Lead at NPCA, will talk about current stewardship opportunities.

This is our first FOMC public meeting in several years.

We will begin at 6:30 pm to mingle and for networking with the meeting starting at 7 pm.

There is no admission cost, but we are asking people to register so we can have an estimate of attendance.

For more details on this meeting, including directions to the meeting site,  and for registration information, please click on the following link –   https://friendsofonemilecreek.org/fomc-meeting-june-19-at-community-centre/

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